Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Compact Track Loader

Model Number: 259D

TypeCompact Track Loader
Standard Flow20 GPM
High Flow30 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow38. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow58.4 HP
Engine HP73. HP
Width69 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%2030 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2900 lb.
Operating Weight8945 lb.
Tire Size


FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
ROPSISO 3471:2008


Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position7.8 in (20 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.1 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach – Maximum Lift9.4 in (24 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.5 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump89.9 in (228 cm)
Departure Angle35 °
Dump angle52 °
Ground Clearance8.9 in (23 cm)
Height – Top of Cab7 ft (2 m)
Length – Track on Ground59 in (150 cm)
Length – with Bucket11.5 ft (4 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground137.3 in (349 cm)
Length – Without Bucket108.9 in (277 cm)
Length – without Bucket9.1 ft (3 m)
Maximum Dump Angle52 °
Maximum Overall Height154.1 in (391 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel to Ground51.4 in (131 cm)
Overall Height12.9 ft (4 m)
Overall Length – Track78.7 in (200 cm)
Overall Track Length6.6 ft (2 m)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height87 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump23.9 in (61 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump2 ft (1 m)
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket86 in (218 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler54.8 in (139 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear61.5 in (156 cm)
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)66 in (168 cm)
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)69 in (175 cm)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Displacement203 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeDIT
Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Gross Power74.3 hp (55 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199574.3 hp (55 kw)
Net Power73.2 hp (55 kw)
Net Power – ISO 924973.9 hp (55 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134973.2 hp (55 kw)
Peak Torque195.5 lbs/ft
Peak Torque – 1,500 rpm – SAE J1995195 ft lbs (89 kg)
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)
Torque Measured @1500 rpm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – High Flow – Hydraulic Power (Calculated)58 hp (43 kw)
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow – Loader Hydraulic Flow30 gal/min (114 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow – Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow – Standard – Hydraulic Power (Calculated)39 hp (29 kw)
Hydraulic Flow – Standard – Loader Hydraulic Flow20 gal/min (76 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow – Standard – Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow20.1 gal/min (76 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335.9 psi


Breakout Force5035.4 lbs (2,284 kg)
Operating Load2899.1 lbs (1,315 kg)
Operating Width66 in (168 cm)
Tipping Load5800.4 lbs (2,631 kg)

Noise Level

Inside Cab*83 dB(A)
Note (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (3)***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
Outside Cab**103 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage80 A
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder5035 lbs (2,284 kg)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Oil Capacity3 gal (11 l)
Fuel Capacity27.8 gal (105 l)
Ground Contact Area – With 320 mm/12.6 in Track1483 cu in (0 m)
Ground Contact Area – With 400 mm/15.7 in Track1848 cu in (0 m)
Ground Pressure – With 320 mm/12.6 in Track6 psi
Ground Pressure – With 400 mm/15.7 in Track4.8 psi
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity13.3 gal (50 l)
Max Speed – high range8.6 mph (14 kph)
Max Speed – low range6 mph (10 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operating Weight8847.2 lbs (4,013 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities – 35% Tipping Load2030 lbs (921 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities – 50% Tipping Load2900 lbs (1,315 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3100 lbs (1,406 kg)
Tipping Load5800 lbs (2,631 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed – Forward or Reverse – One Speed5.9 mph (9 kph)
Travel Speed – Forward or Reverse – Two Speed8.5 mph (14 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (11 l)
Fuel Tank27.7 gal (105 l)
Hydraulic System13.2 gal (50 l)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (39 l)


Ground Contact Area1488.1 cu in (0 m)
Ground Pressure6 psi
Length of Track on Ground11.5 ft (4 m)


Operating Weight8945 lbs (4,057 kg)